XSYS Catena for Contact Originators

UK-based repro house, Contact Originators, continues to invest in leading technology at its new Manchester site, with the installation of XSYS ThermoFlexX Catena flexographic plate washing and drying/light finishing technology.

Steve Mulcahy, Group CEO, Contact Originators, says, “We have a well-established relationship with XSYS, and following our experience with their ThermoFlexX Catena DL (Dryer/Light Finisher), we had no reservations in making a long-term commitment to using the technology to optimise our plate production at the new site. The Catena equipment is a perfect fit for our state-of-the-art facility, enabling semi-automated plate washing, drying/light finishing, maximising throughput, minimising errors and ensuring the highest quality plates.”

Paul Campbell, Sales Director for Northern Europe & EMEA, XSYS, explains that Contact Originators had first trialled the equipment following a well-documented fire at their Bredbury site in 2020. “Within days of the fire we had set up a plate wash-out processor and a Catena DL from our test centre in Stuttgart. The equipment was installed, operators trained and were up and running within days,” he adds. “When the pandemic hit, Steve was already well into planning the move to the new facility, so by the end of the year we had shaken hands on the deal to supply two new Catena W-80 washers and two Catena DL Dryer/Light Finishers.”

Mulcahy concludes, “I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to extend our long-standing relationship with Paul and the team at XSYS and look forward to demonstrating how this has strengthened our quality and service even further.”​​​​​​​


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